The Spirit of the U.S. Olympic Trials

The U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., was 10 dramatic days of intense competition, inspiring performances and unforgettable races.

Here are some of our favorite images from the Trials, taken by Matt Trappe, Dave Albo, Bob Betancourt and

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Breathtaking Highlights from the U.S. Olympic Trials

Competitor Staff / July 11, 2016

The U.S. Olympic track and field team bound for Rio de Janeiro was determined at the July 1-10 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. Capacity crowds witnessed record-setting performances, thrilling victories and heart-breaking failures. Some new, young stars arose, but some legendary champions dug deep and finished in one last blaze of glory.    

Bernard Lagat, 41 Years Young, Makes 5th Olympic Team

Chris Lotsbom / July 9, 2016

(c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.  EUGENE, Ore. — The first time Bernard Lagat went to the Olympics, the world was getting over the drama of Y2K, George W. Bush was President of the United States, and ‘N Sync topped the music charts with “It’s Gonna Be Me.” Lagat himself […]